My 4 year old son’s favorite fruit is an apple, he literally eats one every day. Apples are easy for snacks by themselves or even with a dollop of peanut butter.

It never occurred to me to put an apple in a smoothie until recently, so I decided to add 2 ingredients I had never added before into this recipe, an apple and avocado.

Avocados are good for your heart, are a great healthy fat, and are anti-inflammatory so adding these to smoothies are great for you and your kids and now that avocados are in season making them cheaper, it would be a great time to start making this delicious smoothie!

Applecado Smoothie


  • 1 organic apple, any variety
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 organic apple juice
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Core and slice apple, leave skins on if you wish.
  2. Scoop out half of an avocado with a spoon (and save rest to make some guacamole, which is so simple, just mix with 1/2 cup of salsa).
  3. Add all ingredients into a blender until smooth. To add a bit of sweetness add some raw honey.
  4. Makes 1-3 servings, depending how much you want.
  5. Enjoy! Your kid's will never know what they're drinking is healthy!

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What are your favorite uses for avocados? And do you have any unique, “top secret” ingredients that you like to use in smoothies?